Donate – Financial Donations

Footscray Historical Society benefits greatly from generous members, donors and sponsors.

Talk to our committee members about ways to support Footscray Historical Society that are tailored to suit you.

Footscray Historical Society Building Fund for

Ercildoune House.

The Committee and members welcome your support of the Footscray Historical Society which is facing a monumental financial challenge.

Ercildoune House, being state heritage listed, is an expensive building to maintain.

It also needs to be sensitively improved to make it all-ability accessible.


  • a lift to the upper floors
  • a new amenities block
  • restoration of the tessellated floor
  • plaster repair and the painting of the interior downstairs
  • fencing & external signage
  • Making building more accessible

The bank account for Footscray Historical Society Building Fund donations is registered as a Cultural Organisation with DGR status. Donations of $2.00 and above are Tax deductible.

You can make a donation to the Footscray Historical Society Building Fund by PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account to do this).

FOOTSCRAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 14 Oct 2021.   It is covered by Items 1 & 4 of the table in sections 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Ercildoune Plan

Bank Transfer

Footscray Historical Society Building Fund

Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account: 164665150


Community fundraising events

Every year, Seddon Community Bank and Inner West Community Enterprises promote partnerships of local philanthropists and community groups. Footscray Historical Society has attended every Community Pitch held at the Yarraville Club since 2015 for projects such as:

  • The digitizing of the Eddie Warden photographic negatives
  • Restocking the book store
  • Development of online resources
  • Catering for the 2018 jubilee celebration
  • Art in the Ercildoune garden
Secretary Carmel Taig receiving Sun Theatre donation to the Society at 2019 Community Pitch.

In-kind support

Katie Hall MP for Footscray helps with production of our quarterly newsletters.

In 2018, Basset and Lobaza of Seddon drew up Ercildoune’s ‘existing conditions’, a favour that smooths the path for lodging building plans in the future.

In 2019, Pamela Sutton-Legaud of Joynin assisted with Strategic Planning. Pro bono, she facilitated a special committee meeting.

Giving freely of your time, expertise and resources is a great way to boost the fortunes of Footscray Historical Society.

Creative Partnerships

Hop Nation backed the Society’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018 by creating The Patron brand which was served at the jubilee gathering. The Footscray boutique brewery also ran a special fundraiser for the occasion offering a lucky ticket holder a hamper of its produce.

Licensed apiarist Roger Mitchell cares for bee hives he installed in the Founders’ Garden. Guest speakers and VIPs receive a jar of honey in appreciation for giving up their time to visit and support us.

Hop Nation

Value adding to membership fees

An easy way for members to give even more is to donate while paying subscription fees.

This helps with the ongoing running costs e.g. stationery, water rates, electricity bills.

Give a little extra - it all adds up!